About this Show

Way Too Early With Willie Geist

News/Business. Willie Geist offers his unique take on the day's news. New.

NETWORK

DURATION
00:30:00

RATING

SCANNED IN
Annapolis, MD, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Port 1235

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
mp2

PIXEL WIDTH
720

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Us 5, Brown 4, Obama 4, Baltimore 4, Ravens 3, Yankees 3, U.s. 3, Browns 3, Philadelphia 3, Clinton 3, Roger Goodell 2, Romney 2, Cabrera 2, Karen Cho 2, Fargo 2, Massachusetts 2, Spain 2, Dallas 2, Mr. Romney 2, Nfl 2,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  MSNBC    Way Too Early With Willie Geist    News/Business. Willie Geist offers  
   his unique take on the day's news. New.  

    September 27, 2012
    5:30 - 6:00am EDT  

5:30am
claims by he lez beth warren that she is part native-american. do the voters care aboutny of this? it'sway tea for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early" the show after further review is still way too damn early. i'md rewang or lnilive. you can e-mail me as always. you can tweet me to the answer the question why are you awake. or you can text the word awe 'leahe best responses next. the next 30 minutes will be the cram session for this thursday, september 27th. a lot to tell you about including hillary clinton suggesting an al qaeda link to the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four
5:31am
americans including the united states aasr. plus, theatt foreign fast food craze. first, it was a mashed potato and gravy dispenser. now ice cream cone pizza at pizza hut. tell you where can you get yours while supplies last a bit later in the show. first, let's tthe news. live at 5:30 a.m., we begin with breaking news that football fans are desperate for especially after monday night football that cost the green bay packers a precious victory. abt 5 1/2 hours ago the nfl and refers unionou thea a tentative agreement that will end the lockout and bring regular officiating crews back to the fields staing tonight when the ravens take on the browns in baltimore. the deal include a significant salary raise for the officials and compromise on the much debad peiod rem benefits. the deal expected to be officially ratified by the union saturday night in dallas. the referees planning to work a
5:32am
full slate of games on sunday. we'll get a live report with dave ahead in sports. he'll help us through this to explain how it came to pas th candidates will be in virginia today. it's one of 30 states where early voting is already underway. it's a state president obama won in 2008 by more than 6% and where a polling average from real clear politics shows the president up by 1/2points. this follows a byn th l yeda bo candidates held dueling rallies as they crisscrossed ohio. there mitt romney tried to brush back suggestions his campaign was faltering in the state of ohio after polls showed him trailing the president by ten points. >> ieryle wso polls, less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up and down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i hope to get 50 ps and make sure i bome the next presidt. >> the republicanandites citetwoatlls from
5:33am
gallup that he says have the numbers even. but the current nationwide gallup daily tracking poll has president obama lead 50g% to 44%. again that, is a national poll. not terribly significant. romney spent mosof the day in ohio trying to repair theam t hn video comments about the 47%. despite his attacks against president obama's health care law, romney highlight the his own massachusetts health care reform as proof that h does care about all people. >> throughout ts campaign as well, we've talked about my cord iactt don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there is anything that showsore empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record >> touting his own health ca plan there in massachusetts to e the pntamn sat' new ads showing mr. romney talking straight to camera about the middle class will now replace all ads running in nine swing states. just hours after that ad was
5:34am
released, the democratic national committee countered with its own version. >> tooany americanar gg tinorn today's economy. >> i like being able to fire people. >> too many of those working are living paycheck to paycheck. >> i'll tell you what, $10,000? >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. >>'m not concerned about the ry poor. >> tifnc is my policies will make things better for them. >> my job is not to worry about those 47%. they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> i'm mitt romney and a prove this message. >> tha aga an a frohe d c mocking mr. romney's own ad w the president speaking to a crowded kent state university, the democrats strategy is clear, keep that number 47 at the top of theonversation. >> i don't believe we are going to get very fa if we have leade who wte o haheios a bunch of victims. who don't take responsibility
5:35am
for their own lives. let me tell you, i have spent a t of time in ohio. and i don't meet a lot of ctim i e aot hd-woing ohioans. >> while describing the plan, the president did stumble on one important word. >> first thing is i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products --us me. i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> in the closely watched u.s. senate race in massachusetts, scott brown issued a warning to his staff after video turned up chan a tomahawk chops at a campaign rally. among those involved, brown's deputy chief of staff. the head of the cherokee called on senator brown to apologize
5:36am
describi the staffers as down right racist. senator brown cengehis opponent elizabeth warren's claim she is of native-american heritage. she used the minority status for professional eastern personal gain. last night brown's campaign released atatement offering regrets and sent out an apology. senator brown haspoken to his dialvoed in this unacceptable behavior -- and issued them one and only warning that this type of conduct will not be tolerated. he regrets that members of his staff did notive up to the high standards that the people of massachusetts expect and serve. secretaryf ste hillary nth' attack on the u.s. consulate in lib why may have had ties to an al qaeda affiliate in the region. secretary clinton's comments which came during a special u.n. meeting add to the administration's changing explanation about what happed the night four arica udths.asr lia were killed. initially officials said the attack was part of a protest about an obscure youtube video
5:37am
that turned violent. secretary clinton is now pointing to a terrorist link in the attack. she says final answer will be available only once the fbi mpletes i inign. spain is set to announce the 2013 budget today. expected to include deep public service cut yakz trying to off set one of the worst deficits in the euro zone. outrage over austerity measures touched off violent prosts in several couriesleentays acss ro s a ek at the markets as we get all up in your business this morning. karen cho is live in london. good morning. >> good morning. the key question for markets is when spain will request a formal bailout which puts a lot of pressure on today's ne conferce. get close look at the 2013 budget. what revenue and spending is going to look like? you mentioned froests on the streets. this tells you how difficult it at home for the prime minister to push through further austerity. there will be more austerity and
5:38am
more o tab tay th sshrime minister tries to push the measure that these are homespun, homegrown reforms rather than ones pressured about it euro zone. in terms of what to expect should be a new tax oversight body. we'l hear news about that limitations onartint wese t across the euro zone. retirement ages are pushed higher and higher. new taxes on green house gas emissions and also on stocks transactions to limit the volatility. also, expect to see some sort of a wage freeze continue on public an pig i2013. what is key is where the pensions will be touched. this is very big across the continent, whether there are further cuts to welfare. you're not going to get true reports until the pensions are worn back. this is the last froon tear a fay' concerned. >> karen cho, thanks so much. still ahead on "way too early," the officials -- yeshgs
5:39am
the officials will get the biggest cheers in the building to night when they return to the field for the ravensrowns game. we'll tell you how the deal came ayesnsp. and check out the and stephen colbert prepares us for the apork-alypse. that clip and a check on weather when "way too earlycomes right back.
5:40am
[ owr ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing busess. but how am i goingfund it? anhao a anmyh bter. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business.
5:41am
we've loaned more money to small businesses than any othebank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see h we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. wells fargo. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into your car anyour good driving n yp 0%
5:42am
you could even try it without switching your insurance. why not give it a shot? carry on. now you can test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. this single scoop of gain gives more freshness than a whole box of this other stuff... and that much freshness is gonna take some getting used to... [ sniffing ] ahh. mmm! [ anc 'c ia t...h. ok...it's a lot of freshness. [ sniffing ] get irresistibly fresh with gain. get even more gain at a new lower price! that is a beautiful picture.
5:43am
5:42 in the morning. memorial teasto the jefferson veictures there. let's go to bill karins. >> i haven't confirmed this with any of our experts nbc analysis, but i heard they were celebrating in the streets last night as it was raining. >> i believe it. >> two inches of rain for em. e ofigraint they had the whole summer season. this is where the heart of the drought is right now n oklahoma, we have numerous areas of other areas. oklahoma city is getting a break. wear seeing showers by tulsa. we're going to continue over the day to day to get on and off periods of ra. not going to end tough soou're driving this morning, just outside of baltimore, in between baltimore and philadelphia and i-95, you're heading out the door any time soon in wilmington, delaware, to philadelphia. one area of heavy rain and thunderstorms is rolling through. you can see the lhtning atil bring you a half hour worth of thunderstorms and heavy rain in that little isolated
5:44am
spot. otherwise, just light rain this morning. right now over new york city. so it's going to be a slow drive especially in the state of new jersey towards the border of pennsyania and the philadelphia area. chh nngnd should be dry today. a little more humid and warmer south of that front. notice d.c. today, 83 degrees. a slight chance of a shower or storm. yo w you're beautiful in the great lakes. no problems areas from dallas to houston to new orleans. ur a wo tgheavy raieadi friday night and into saturday. that area is also been very dry lately, too. so a little split in the country right now. you expect that this time of the year. the northern half of the nation cool and dry. the southern half is still holding on to mmer. >> all right, bill karins. let's turn to sports now the nfl and referees union reached an agreement that will put the nfl's regular officiating crews back on the field starting to night when the ravens host the browns. following monday night's debacle in seattle, the league and union
5:45am
have negotiations before agreeing to a deal that features an increase in average salary from $149,000 a year in 2011 to $205,000 a year by 2019. the deal includes a compromise that will keep t officials prerrensplnla until 2016. and provide all officials retirement benefits by 2017. the league came away with the option to hire certain officials on a full timeasis and can retain additional referees for developmental puoses. the eventual solutio to this utst nfl team about $100,000 each. the average nfl team worth more than $1.1 billion. the league makes more than $9 billion a year. nfl commissioner roger goodell released a statement after thdeal was reached. nst a deserve both lers,nd consistency and quality in officiating. we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field.
5:46am
the nfl referees union expected to officially approve the agreement with a vote on saturday night in dallas, the 121 preously locked out refees pn to wul scle g t sunday. with more on this now, joining us by phone again this morning to discuss the deal, sports editor for the nation founder of edge of sports.com, dave zyron. how d this come to be? >> all i took was nnal suio mockery, comments from the president of the united states as well as being the lead story on every single new broadcast from nbc national to green bay local. that's all it took to puncture thoo w nfl owners live and get them to hear what people have been saying for the last three weeks, there is gravitating very quickly from being a farce to being a tragedy. >> and we understand the referees are going to be back on the field tonight. i guess the question is are they ready? we know ho the replacement e r t turn this
5:47am
around in 24 hours? >> probably not given the fact there are a host of rule changes that have taken place this year. there will be emergency clinics over the next three days to bring the referees up to speed. but the typical nfl referee at y ten what we've on hisst seen on the field of play over the first three weeks of the nfl season. >> dave, what's the damage if any to the nfl? my view is this league is so popular, people are watching the games anyway. huge audiences for all these games even though the ficig teleoe forget about this after sunday or is this a dark spot on the nfl's brand? >> it remains -- think about it. people have gone back to major league baseball. no one's forgotten the fact that the '94 season ended because of a strike/lockout. it was -- the world series was ncely g. i part of his legacy. no one ever forgot that greet pete rozelle of the national football league brought in scab players in '87 or staged a game
5:48am
after the assassination of john kennedy. these things become indelible parts of thecommissioner's le. and roger goodell in a short time has gone from being seen as the most powerful, most dynamic commissioner in sport to somebody who's got, wow, just a tremendous amount of egg on his face. >> you get the sense he was surprised, maybe a ltle ve zirin, the guys are back on the field tonight, browns and ravens on thursday night football. thank you for reporting on this. >> going to cleveland though, that doesn't seem like a way to make them el welcomed. >> you sai it, i didn't. a ughay toar ig looking to take sole position of the al central lead facing the royals. bottom of the fifth. score tied at four. miguel cabrera gets in one. deep left. what a year he's ving. looks like it's going to go. wow. a little fakeout by alex gordon. plit petl kes home run away from
5:49am
cabrera. look at him hold the wall. what a ay. cabrera is chasing the triple crown. he needed that home run to push him even with josh hamilton. runners on the corners. johnny peraltarounds into what should have been an inning dingoublpl look at the takeout slide that prevents the royals from turning two. the go-ahead run scores. and that decided the game. it's the little things, young players. tigers get it done 5-4. the white sox lost yesterday. they're alone in first place since july . ioles, a monster night offensively against the jays. seventh inning, os already up six runs. chris davis deep to the deepest part of theyard, a two-run home run. second home run of the night. one of seven home runs for the iolein t ga. ye sevom. th ts a club record for baltimore. they win 12-2. all of the 12 runs came via home runs. yankees facing off with the twins in a day game. yankees up a pair.
5:50am
curtis grander son extends the lead, a triple down the right-field line. thkein 2. they remn ganl and a half up on the orioles in the al east. the magic number to win the division is sixgame. the yankees head to toronto for four games this weekend. coming up it he top of the hour on "morning joe," the battleground moves to vgini where the candidates spent the day crisscrossing ohio. we'll see what mitt romney can do to change the dynamic in the must win states. when we come back here, we'll huddle around the water cooler to feaur eyes aiz crust shaped like ice cream cones filled with cream cheese. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier,
5:51am
less expensive option than a traditional lawyer? at legalzoom you get personalized services for your family and your business hat's 100% guaranteed. so go to legalzoom.com today for personalized, affordable legal protection. so go to legalzoom.com today why noke lunch on dining in restaurants,the pos you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire prefeed. there's more to enjoy. [ male announcer ] introducing a reason to look twice. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection.
5:52am
5:53am
we told thayou president rg t war itt romney both in voting already has begun. iowa, another crucial swing state, starts its in person early voting to day. that's followed by ohio next week. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends in 2008,bout f vs cast a
5:54am
ballot before election day. it was higher in 12 major swing states. that's why you see urgency from bo candidates this week. let's huddle up around the water cooler to mvel at the spread noto mu wrn dra but of western fast food across the globe. sure we at home have the dairy queen bacon sundae. but the strangest ft food now overseas. seven he leven you might remember this on singapore, mashed potato dispenser. shoots out a c m potatoes and gravy for just $1. those are not mashed potatoes. now pizza hut middle east is changing the stuffed crust game. >> fill us with more funith scamhee and honey filled wh mustard coated chicken, wrapped with fun, delight, and deliciousness.
5:55am
>> are we sure that's not an "s&l" skit. it isizit cone shaped dough filled with cream cheese and honey mixed with chicken. the chain also offer a golden crown cheeseburger pizz a pizza size slab of dough with miseerak i the crust. it create a crown encircling a bed of toppings and special sauce. this is not real. dessert crusts.y not try the they are topped with cinnamon and sugar. these delicacies only available for now in the mideast. you can't get them here at home. but we think they're too american not to show up here pretty soon. stephen lber ipa us for a food shortage that may
5:56am
put the bacon sundae in a little jeopardy. >> the national pig associaon is warning of an unavoidable global bacon shortage. >> a global bake on shortage! we're all going te! much later than we thought, thanks to the reduced salt and nitrates in our diets! well i for one am going to be ready for the coming apork-alypse. i'm presently building an derground shelter and sckin it with allhe salted hog meat i can find. bacon, panchetta, ham hocks, canned ham, john ham. he looks y. tiah on "way too early," why you're awake. your salty tweets, texts, and e-mails are next. [ male announcer ] the perfect photo... [ man ] nice!
5:57am
heabat that's not yours... [ hikers whispering ] ...that's not yours. [ goat bleats ] na, na, na -- no! [ malennouncer ] now you can take a photo right from video, [ hikers laughing, commenting ] at&t introduces the htc one x. now $99.99. rethink possible.
5:58am
i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? yes, mam. 100 calories. yea...i'm gonna need some proof. we get that a lot... let me put you on webcan... hy ta..we get that a lot... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth that tastes indulgent -- but isn't... so feel free to enjoy a bowl anytime. mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
5:59am
[ male announcer ] progresso. hey americ even though she doesn't need them, lisag the nepe siluettfs chaty to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. all right.